The idea of a Swabian priest son
The story of the Advent calendar
The Swabian priest Gerhard Lang
1908, this first, albeit windowless, Advent calendar left the printing press. At the time, people were still talking about "Christmas Calendar", or "Munich Christmas Calendar". Since about 1920's, the first calendars with Turks appeared to open up to the market as we know them today. Even today these nostalgia adventure calendars are particularly popular.